The Heschel Blog
February 07, 2020
Environment Week

This week was Environment Week at Heschel. What is Environment Week, you may ask? Good question. Environment week is an event planned by the Environment Committee to raise awareness for the environment, celebrate the upcoming holiday of Tu Bishvat, and do fun crafts and activities related to the environment. This week, we planted parsley in …

January 29, 2020
AJ Heschel and Martin Luther King Spirit Week

Last week, we celebrated Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel week. The Tikkun Olam committee organized this special week of awareness. During this week we taught the students about who Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King were. We read the book “As Good As Anybody” by Richard Michelson to students in JK to …

December 06, 2019
JH Student Council News

December is always packed full of fun activities. This past week, all the שרים (Ministers), סגנים (Deputy Ministers) and the class representatives from JH got together for our first Executive meeting! So much was discussed, and Heschel Student Council has an awesome year planned for everyone! The Grade 8 class reps, Talia (Grade 8 Charuv) …

November 06, 2019
Covenant Award Winner!

Last night in New York City, our Head of School, Greg Beiles, was one of three recipients of the 2019 Covenant Award. Each year, The Covenant Foundation honours and celebrates three exceptional Jewish educators who have made an impact on Jewish life through innovative educational practices and models. The Covenant Foundation is a prestigious and internationally renowned organisation, and …

October 03, 2019
IDF Nachal Band at Heschel

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the IDF Nachal Band. Students and teachers danced and sang along to familiar Hebrew songs. We were also treated to an amazing rendition of We are the Champions as an ode to our beloved NBA champions, the Raptors.  

September 04, 2019
PJ Plus Shabbat Class

Looking for a Shabbat class for your little one this fall? Please join us at Heschel for a PJ Plus Shabbat Class, where children aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents, grandparents or caregivers participate in a fun and meaningful program with a specially designed curriculum based on PJ Library books! Fridays at …

June 19, 2019
Heschel’s Head of School Wins Education Award; CJN Article

The Toronto Heschel School is attracting “international attention in the education field”. Our Head of School, Greg Beiles, has been selected by the U.S.-based Covenant Foundation as a recipient of the 2019 Covenant Award, which is among the highest honours in the field of Jewish education. To read more in this week’s CJN, click here.

June 05, 2019
Winner of the 2019 Covenant Award!

We are thrilled to share some very exciting news. Our Head of School, Greg Beiles, has been selected by the U.S.-based Covenant Foundation as a recipient of the 2019 Covenant Award, which is among the highest honours in the field of Jewish education. Each year, The Covenant Foundation honours and celebrates three exceptional Jewish educators who have …

May 28, 2019
Junior High is Making Fundraising FUN

The Communications committee, a part of the student council dedicated to making the Heschel Yearbook, has been working diligently throughout the year to ensure that our 2018-2019 yearbook is the best it can be. Remarkable student leaders along with staff and committee members have spent their time and effort to create and personalize this phenomenal …

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